Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cooperstown


It's Spring Break!! Two weeks of keeping my son entertained while not losing my job!

We finally decided to bite the bullet and head on up to Cooperstown, NY for three days. I'll be honest, the prospect of devoting my life to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 72 hours seemed less than promising.

And yet it was wonderful. Cooperstown, New York is a quaint small town sitting on the edge of Lake Otsego - about four hours north of New York City. I love going places off season - whether it be Cape Cod, Europe or Cooperstown. The air was crisp, the lake clear and beautiful and the surrounding hills (foothills of the Adirondacks I suppose) pristine.

Upstate New York is stunning. You can see how artists fell in love with the landscape and writers continue to be inspired here. The Native American spirit is everywhere.
Check out the Fenimore Art Musuem and the Farmers' Museum - - they really are cool.

Coming back to the City feels less and less exciting to me. Those Cooperstown people seemed pretty happy to be nestled in the splendor of nature and the life of a small town.

I guess I would miss the Arab guys who run the bodega two doors down from me. They make me feel like I live in a small town.

6 comments:

ellesu said...

Two weeks! That's a lot of time off -- spring break down this way is a week. Sounds as if your trip was fun.

I read a series of books by Carol Goodman that were set in the Hudson River Valley. It sounds beautiful. She wrote about the Cloisters and I knew I had to go there -- and last summer I did. I hopped a bus and enjoyed the scenery. We passed through a lovely (hilly) area before we got there. I don't know what area is it, but I loved it. Washington Heights -- maybe??

nejyerf said...

having grown up in a small town in central pennsylvania, i can tell you it small towns are not all they are cracked up to be.

although, the mailman might very well be the father of one of your classmates and they greet you by name at the local grocery store.

but i always imagined that it would be the same in a city neighborhood?

jar said...

Cooperstown is a beautiful spot though I've never been there in the winter. The Baseball Hall of Fame - once was enough.

Two weeks for vacation? Wow.

von Krankipantzen said...

Sounds lovely. I hope you got the best of both worlds-a great holiday and a job to come home to.

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Deb said...

I've never been there, but the photo looks so lovely. And two weeks off is great. Hope you can find some time for yourself with it all.